New England Patriots set to take first flight in team-owned airplane

Any way you spin it, there is ample reason for the 31 other franchises around the National Football League to be jealous of the New England Patriots.

They have five Super Bowl titles since the turn of the century, their quarterback is the greatest player in NFL history, and they have an inherent ability to come out ahead in almost every deal they execute. To top it all off, the Patriots now have their own private airplane (two of them, actually) to fly to all of their road games.

Back in August, New England purchased two Boeing 767 wide-body jets to be used for team travel, making them the first franchise in the NFL to own their own airplanes. Their trip to Tampa Bay, Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night will be their first opportunity to put their new asset to work.

Each plane has been re-designed to feature first class seating throughout the cabin and will be marked with graphics that include the Patriots logo and images of their five Lombardi trophies. The Patriots are hoping that the planes help speed the recovery process following games and allow players to be more comfortable on cross-country trips.

According to ESPN, each plane likely came with a price tag of somewhere between $5 million and $65 million.

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